Governing Law and Regulations
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Air and Waste
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Wisconsin received final authorization from EPA to operate the state's hazardous waste program under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). To delist federal RCRA wastes and any state listed wastes that are also listed on the federal list, the federal rules for delisting petitions are effective in Wisconsin. All delisting petitions must be filed with EPA Region 5. However, petitions to delist state listed wastes are submitted to DNR's Bureau of Waste Management. DNR must recognize an EPA-granted delisting unless the department clearly establishes that a delisting would threaten human health or the environment.
• Administration and enforcement. DNR and EPA Region 5 jointly administer and enforce the rules for delisting petitions in Wisconsin.
FEDERALLY LISTED WASTES
All petitions to delist federally listed hazardous wastes must be filed with EPA Region 5. See the national section LISTED WASTES for more information.
The federal delisting procedures, which may be found at 40 CFR 260.20 and 40 CFR 260.22, must be followed. See the national section DELISTING PETITIONS for more information.
If EPA Region 5 grants the delisting petition, DNR must request any information necessary to evaluate the petition within 60 days of the delisting. Within 180 days after ...